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Re: So-called Sickle Claws

At 12:27 PM 8/21/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Also, the BIG deinonychus claw seems to vary wildly in size from picture to
>picture and from one restoration to another.  Do we absolutely know that a
>claw from one individual has not been composited onto the toe of another
>(smaller) one?  Composite skeletons are certainly on view in many museums.
>Just after the facts.  Thanks.

The foot of the type clearly belongs together, and it has a bigass claw.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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